Tyson Hugh Hooper

Tyson Hugh Hooper
Our son, Tyson Hugh Hooper, was born with coarctation of the aorta, hypoplastic arch, and a transitional avsd. His first open heart surgery reconstructed his aorta and was on day 9 of life. His second open heart repair was not anticipated to be needed until two or three years of age. Ty had other plans. We spent the vast majority of his first 3 months of life at Vanderbilt as he went into heart failure and was diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension. As a result, the medical team concluded that he needed the repair much sooner than usually recommended, and at just shy of 3 months old Ty underwent his second life saving open heart surgery. God has already worked so many miracles in Ty's life and the life of our family and we know he is using our story. Because of this, we are grateful for Ty's special heart and feel beyond blessed that God chose us to travel this road. We ask for prayers as Ty continues to heal. We are praying for a full recovery and life without restrictions for Ty. We are praying for God to use our family and Ty for His glory.

Thank you to each and every person who supports us through prayer, giving, or just by loving on our family! We are humbled and blessed by all of the ways the Lord is providing for us and know that he is using Ty and his story to do great things!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Dicovery Center Fun!

The Discovery Center is by far one of our favorite things to do!  We have a family membership and make good use of it!  So when our 2nd snow day this past week rolled around and the roads were nice a dry, we knew just what to do!

 Lily always starts in the arts and crafts area!  We pained for a while.

 The big slide from the 2nd floor down to the first is SUPER fun!  (...and makes for really funny static cling hair!)

 These two melt my heart on a daily basis!

Being silly in the old car!
(Hope this isn't what it looks like when she really learns to drive!

And playing on a unicycle!

The Discovery center is always so much fun!


Sarah said...

looks like loads of fun! Wish they had had these discovery centers when we were kids!